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Auto Mechanic School Near Santa Ana, CA

Auto Mechanic School Near Santa Ana, CA

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Auto Mechanic School Near Santa Ana, CA

Sifting your way through automotive schools near Santa Ana? Look no further than the auto mechanic school at UTI Long Beach — a hands-on program created and led by industry professionals.18 Learn how we can help you prepare for this exciting career path!1


A 21 mile drive from Santa Ana, UTI’s Long Beach auto mechanic training program follows a 51-week curriculum that prepares students to maintain, diagnose and repair various automobiles in the professional world.7

The campus is equipped with hands-on labs outfitted with industry-standard tools, technologies and equipment to help students develop an in-demand skillset.

Many students are pleased to learn that their education helps prepare them to test for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification — a certification that distinguishes competent and trustworthy techs within the field — after graduation. UTI auto school graduates can also substitute their education for one of the two years of hands-on experience required to take ASE exams.


UTI's automotive courses teach students the basics of automotive service and repair. Upon completing these courses, students receive an Associate of Occupational Studies degree!

  • Automotive Engines Service & Repair
  • Professional Automotive Service Writing
  • Automotive Powertrains & Transmissions
  • Vehicle Steering and Suspension Service and Repair
  • Vehicle Brake Systems
  • Vehicle Electronic Systems and Technology
  • Automotive Climate Control Systems and Repair
  • Automotive Power/Performance & Emissions Repair
  • Advanced Technology/Hybrid & Service Advising


Our 12-week specialized training program teaches eligible auto school students to service various BMW automobiles, helping them sharpen their skillset through courses surrounding workshop, electrical, chassis and drivetrain technology.8 Students of the BMW FastTrack Program can also earn seven factory credentials. 




According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for automotive service technicians and mechanics in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA metropolitan area was $59,770 in May 2022.25 This means half earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.

Automotive technician skills are also in demand across the nation. The BLS projects an estimated annual average of 73,300 job openings in the U.S. between 2021 and 2031.41


At UTI Long Beach, our comprehensive automotive training program prepares students to pursue a variety of entry-level automotive careers, including:

  • Auto technicians maintain, diagnose, and repair automobiles. They often work in repair shops but may also work at dealerships.
  • Service writers are customer-facing employees who rely on their automotive technical training to understand customer requests and create work orders for technicians.
  • Parts Technicians assist customers and technicians in locating parts. They may also help their workplace price and quote parts.

Many of our automotive school graduates begin their careers as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level positions, but as with any industry, over time you be able to advance in your career with hard work.77 A few advanced auto tech roles include:

  • Service managers oversee a team of technicians, service writers, and parts associates at a repair shop or dealership while maintaining vendor, supplier, and customer relations.
  • Fleet technicians often work for local government agencies, servicing and repairing a fleet of vehicles.
  • Shop owners open and run their repair, mobile repair, tire, or quick lube shop.

While the above roles are exciting goals to work toward, keep in mind that they may not all be available in Santa Ana, CA, at the time students graduate. Luckily, graduates can look to UTI’s career service specialists for assistance seeking out other opportunities within the auto industry.


Our Long Beach, CA auto mechanic school is just 21 miles away from Santa Ana! Follow these directions to get here:

  1. Get on I-5 N. (1.8 miles)
    1. a) Head north on Main St toward W 1st St. (1.5 miles)
      b) Turn right to merge onto I-5 N toward Los Angeles. (0.3 miles)

  2. Follow CA-22 W and I-405 N to CA-19 N/N Lakewood Blvd in Long Beach. Take Exit 27 from I-405 N. (17.5 miles)
    1. a) Merge onto I-5 N. (0.3 miles)
      b) Use the right two lanes to take Exit 106 and merge onto CA-22 W toward Long Beach. (10.8 miles)
      c) Merge onto the I-405 N. (6 miles)
      d) Use the right two lanes to take Exit 27 for CA-19 S/Lakewood Blvd toward the Long Beach Airport. (0.2 miles)
      e) Keep right at the fork and follow the signs for CA-19 N/Lakewood Blvd N/Long Beach Airport/L.B. City College/Devry University and merge onto CA-19 N/N Lakewood Blvd. (0.2 miles)

  3. Continue on CA-19 N/N Lakewood Blvd. (1.6 miles)
    1. a) Merge onto CA-19 N/N Lakewood Blvd. (1.3 miles)
      b) Turn left on E Contant St. (0.2 miles)
      c) Turn right onto Worsham Ave. (213 feet)
      d) Take the next right. (79 feet)
      e) Turn left and UTI will be on your right. (66 feet)


4175 East Conant Street
   Long Beach, CA 90808

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Airframe & Powerplant program coming to UTI Long Beach pending FAA approval79








Diesel Technician Training

Graduates earn a diploma as well as the knowledge and one of the two years of hands-on experience required to test for ASE certification. The 45-week diesel program teaches students the basics of maintaining and repairing diesel engines, preparing graduates for entry-level roles!7

Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training

Earn credentials from industry leader I-CAR at UTI’s 51- to 54-week collision repair program. Take exciting courses on custom paint and body fundamentals, vehicle prep for painting, damage analysis and more!

Welding Technician Training

Practice the four types of arc welding, blueprint reading, interpreting codes and adhering to safety standards at UTI’s Long Beach welding school. Graduates earn a diploma and can begin pursuing an entry-level career as a welder, fabricator or fitter!1

Airframe and Powerplant Technician Training

Be prepared to maintain various aircraft after attending our 18-month airframe and powerplant mechanic school (coming to UTI Long Beach pending FAA approval).79 Experienced instructors build students’ knowledge from the ground up so no previous experience is necessary!


Feeling a bit nervous about beginning auto mechanic school? Link arms with our support services departments!


Housing Assistance

Will you be moving to Long Beach? The campus's Housing Assistance team collaborates with Collegiate Housing Services to help you find affordable shared or independent housing that fits your needs.


Career Services

Some students worry about how they will cover their living expenses while in school. That’s why UTI’s Career Services department helps students look for flexible, part-time work that doesn’t disrupt their school schedule.


Financial Aid

The Financial Aid department helps eligible students find funding for their automotive school tuition by assisting them in filling out FASFA or locating potential scholarship and grant opportunities.10


There’s no need to wait — UTI’s auto mechanic school near Santa Ana, CA, starts every three to six weeks. With the right training, you could be ready to pursue your first entry-level role in the industry.1 Request more info to speak with an Admissions Rep or fill out an auto school application online!